Happy New Year!

•February 16, 2011 • Leave a Comment

2011 is here and Kente Twist is back with a variety of accessories and clothing.  Please email me at the email address below to find out more information:

kente.twist@gmail.com

 

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Good things to come…..

•January 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Happy New Year everyone!  In 2010 Kente Twist will be bringing you new lines of bags and clothing currently in production.  In the next few months we will bring you more information on where Kente Twist products are being sold and the new products that are available….. until then – hold tight!!

Only 26 days until Christmas!

•November 29, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Get your bag soon!

Contact Kente Twist at kentetwist@googlemail.com

Getting hold of a bag

•September 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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These bags are an ideal size for carrying magazines, books, odd bits and even your gym gear.  Made of 100% sackcloth with cotton kente print sewn over the top. 100% nylon lining.  Size 33 x 26cm.  30 Degree Cold/Delicate Wash, wash separately.  Do not tumble dry.

(Some bags come with an additional front pocket)

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Kente Twist™  is in its early stages and is still trying to work out how to get these amazing products out to you the public.  If you are interested in getting hold of one of these bags please email us at: kente.twist@googlemail.com

We’re also in the process of securing a stall at one of London’s trendy markets, so keep an eye on the blog for an update later on in the month.

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The LOVE AND WEALTH Bag

•September 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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This bag mixes a turqoise blue with gold kente print on a dark blue background.  Representing love and wealth, these colours are a vibrant and dynamic mix.  With some bags having a small front pocket, its perfect for keeping your oyster pass separate to the rest of the junk in your bag!

The first bags are in!!

•September 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

KT 7This is the first in a line of Kente Twist shopper bags.  As part of the new range, this bag is a personal favourite.  With the bright orange and pink acting as a perfect contrast, its bound to bring a bit of life to your autumn/winter wardrobe.   This is only one of a few bags to be created with the pink and orange pattern and is gorgeous, if I say so myself!!

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Get to know a bit more about kente cloth

•August 31, 2009 • 3 Comments

Kente cloth, known locally as nwentoma, is a type of silk fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the country of Ghana.  It is an icon of African cultural heritage around the world and is identified by its dazzling multicoloured patterns of bright colours, geometric shapes and bold designs.  It is used for its symbolic significance and each cloth has a name and a meaning.  Each pattern has a name and a meaning.  Names and meanings are derived from historical events, individual achievements, proverbs, philosophical concepts, oral literature, moral values, social code of conduct, human behaviour and certain attributes of plant and animal life.  (Sources: wikipedia and midwesttradegroup.com)

Symbolic meanings of kente cloth colours

black — maturation, intensified spiritual energy

blue — peacefulness, harmony and love

green — vegetation, planting, harvesting, growth, spiritual renewal

gold — royalty, wealth, high status, glory, spiritual purity

grey — healing and cleansing rituals; associated with ash

maroon — the colour of mother earth; associated with healing

pink — associated with the female essence of life; a mild, gentle aspect of red

purple — associated with feminine aspects of life; usually worn by women

red — political and spiritual moods; bloodshed; sacrificial rites and death

silver — serenity, purity, joy; associated with the moon

white — purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions

yellow — preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility